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2021 NFL free agency: Patriots sign defensive lineman Montravius Adams to reported one-year, $2.5 million contract

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The New England Patriots needed to upgrade their defensive line this offseason, and they continue to do just that. After already signing Davon Godchaux and Henry Anderson earlier in free agency, and also re-signing Deatrich Wise Jr. and Carl Davis, the Patriots have now also added interior lineman Montravius Adams.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Adams will join the Patriots on a one-year contract worth up to $2.5 million.

Adams originally arrived in the NFL as a third-round draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2017 and has since played in 45 regular season games as well as two playoff contests for the team. He never quite lived up to his draft status, though, and remained a rotational player throughout his career in Green Bay primarily used on early downs rather than in the pass rush. His 1.5 career sacks are additional evidence of that.

When he was sent to injured reserve due to season-ending toe issue last November, his departure seemed to be sealed.

Now, the big-bodied lineman — Adams is listed at 6-foot-4, 305 pounds — will get another shot at getting his career back on track. While likely not guaranteed a roster spot in New England considering his reported low-level contract, Adams might benefit from a change of scenery.


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